The incoming freshman on the University of South Carolina golf team won the American Junior Golf Association’s FJ Invitational on Friday at Cardinal Golf & Country Club.
The FJ Invitational winner receives a spot in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, which starts Aug. 16.
“That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was a little kid, play in a (PGA) tour event,” NeSmith said. “It’s a really cool thing to have under my belt now, but it was definitely hard.”
NeSmith carried a four-shot lead into the final round and closed with even-par 70 to win by a shot over Motin Yeung, who had 67.
– From staff reports